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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

dcw3 Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (373 comments)

You missed the part about money. And don't even begin to pretend the democrats aren't all about money.

8 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

dcw3 Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (373 comments)

Um, no. Yes, CPUSA is far left, but not even on anyone's radar in American politics. If you have less than 1% of the country listening to you, you don't count.

8 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

dcw3 Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (373 comments)

I didn't say it went away, it may and probably has shifted to where it is. That is the current norm, and not what you or the GP claimed. And your little tax rant is off-topic as well.

10 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

dcw3 Re:Um, what? (373 comments)

You forgot Fundraising.

11 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

dcw3 Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (373 comments)

Your measure of left and right does not match up with American political norms. Now if your basing it on outside U.S., that's fine, but it doesn't play here.

11 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

dcw3 Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (373 comments)

The only reasons for anyone but Hillary being on this list are in the unlikely event that she decides not to run, or to hope for a spot as her VP.

12 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

dcw3 Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (373 comments)

I'd be happy if we could get a GOP w/o the religion, that along with getting rid of the Citizen's United decision, and the money out of the political mess that is both parties.

12 hours ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

dcw3 Re:Well Duh (424 comments)

The constant slashing of taxes is what got us into this mess in the first place.

Sure. The internet bubble, the housing bubble, and two wars were free.

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

dcw3 Re:I just don't understand (1079 comments)

I defy you to point to another case where that was sufficient to bring the case to trial.

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

dcw3 Re:Pathetic (1079 comments)

The grand jury didn't indict him because hes a human who was defending himself. Humans are allowed to, expected to use lethal force when attacked.

FTFY

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

dcw3 Re:Flip Argument (1079 comments)

Seriously? If you don't know how it works, then don't make snide comments.

yesterday
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

dcw3 Re:It's The Parts Count (280 comments)

You rightfully called out the quality issues...as did I. And, while I won't disagree that executive compensation was too high, it was by far outweighed with the pension liability the companies owed. You also had situations where workers could literally shutdown the assembly line, go home, and be paid for the day. I also know people who ordered vehicles with nothing on them, that were delivered loaded because they knew the right people.

Here's a factoid I just found though it predates the Japanese wave...
1950—Top CEO salary in America: GM chairman Charlie Wilson is paid $663,000, roughly $5 million in today’s dollars, and about 40 times the annual wage of his average assembly line worker.

Here's another...
When the German and Japanese companies opened plants in the USA, they headed to the South and operated without unions.

2 days ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

dcw3 Re:It's The Parts Count (280 comments)

You're misrepresenting the history of the Japanese vs. U.S. auto manufacturers. There were many reasons why the U.S. failed, and to reduce it to "someone coming along with a way to cut their costs a small percent..." is just revisionist history. The Japanese didn't have nearly as much overhead as U.S. manufacturers. They didn't have to fight with the UAW year after year. They didn't have a huge pension program that had to be covered by the cost of every vehicle sold. And, while they sold crap vehicles at first, they learned from their mistakes, and improved reliability. American manufacturers didn't get that lesson right until years later, and only once they were already suffering for it.

FWIW, I grew up in Motown (1958-76), and have many friends in the industry. There's was a lot of corruption, and Mob influence that affected the cost of vehicles in addition to the issues already mentioned.

2 days ago
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US Weather System and Satellite Network Hacked

dcw3 Re:LOL (76 comments)

Clearly another apologist. Yes, lets blame those who got hacked, and pretend there's no problem with China's state operated hacking.

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

dcw3 Re:Something they should focus on... (459 comments)

Okay well we'll continue to disagree. I see it like the ihtoit stated. If the people's representatives made those laws, then violations of them are arguably offenses against the people. It's probably a bit pedantic though, and I certainly don't disagree that some laws are bullshit. But then those who wrote them will disagree with us, and we've come full circle. I'm gonna go have a couple beers and philosophize about it some more :-P

about two weeks ago
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Groupon Backs Down On Gnome

dcw3 Re:Don't mess with the geek's toys (114 comments)

You're welcome to call bullshit, but then you're wrong. I got out of software, and into management years ago, so I haven't kept up. Have I heard of Gnome, absolutely. Do I know or care what it is currently, no. What I do know is that companies who write code don't necessarily stick to a single area. The one I work for has written products for everything from cyber security, to networking, to environmental products. So, yeah, when Apple records got into it with Apple Computers, it was pretty obvious. Not so much in this case.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

dcw3 Re:A Contrary View (285 comments)

I'm fine with being mad at China for human right's abuses or lack of free speech, but this whining is really about we-got-our-nut, screw everyone else if they try to catch up.

If you're okay with that, then you should be okay with giving that free pass to every other nation. Oh, and was the playing field uneven back when the US was a developing nation? Why was China unable to go through the process at that time?

Yes, the US should clean up it's portion of the mess, but China should in no way get a free pass to piss in the commons.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

dcw3 Re:Quite the poker player (285 comments)

Why do you feel that there should be a per capita comparison? Your comparing apples and oranges, so the amount of "sacrifice" isn't as you claim.

about two weeks ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

dcw3 Re:Straw man (301 comments)

As a cop, your camera should never be off.

In general, I'll agree. But, exceptions for certain periods, like donuts and potty breaks need to be allowed.

about two weeks ago

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dcw3 dcw3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

So, who the hell wants to read this scrawl of mine, or that of any other unknown netizen? Why on earth would I want to put my random thoughts down here? Is this space really just a blog for my amusement? And just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?...the world may never know! OOPS...http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/443

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